Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines

Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines Review

The legendary icon tells his story—a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.

In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood celebrity. Rising from obscurity to leading roles and Oscar nominations, he has been both celebrated and vilified in the media; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine; and suffered public humiliation over his drug and alcohol issues, including a drug-fueled trip down a “long road of nothingness” that ended in arrest.

Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice. Already 35 when his performance in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man launched him to stardom, Nolte never learned to play by Hollywood’s rules. A rebel who defies expectations, an obsessive method actor who will go to extremes for a role (he lived among the homeless to prepare for Down and Out in Beverly Hills), Nolte is motivated more by edgier, more personal projects than by box office success. Today he is clean yet still driven, juggling a number of upcoming works and raising his young daughter.

A man who refuses to hide his mistakes, Nolte now delivers his most revealing performance yet. His revealing memoir, filled with sixteen pages of color photos, offers a candid, unvarnished close-up look at the man, the career, the loves, and the life.

Title:Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Robin

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

  • Scott

    4.5 starsNolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on ...

  • Brian Joynt

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the de...

  • Wynn

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple...

  • Jimilee Allen

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

  • Barry Hammond

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hill...

  • John

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed i...

  • Al

    For most the name “Nick Nolte” probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the “bad son” Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries “Rich Man, Poor Man....

  • Ric Evans

    i thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I must admit to being a bit surprised. I've always liked Nick Nolte, ever since I saw him in "Rich Man Poor Man" when it was on ABC back in the day, but I never ima...

  • Sandra

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / be...